What better way to share with others by own daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring me hope and renewal, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

Take, read, meditate and hopefully find some hope to attach to your faith for today – – – – –

The Word – “Give, and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  (Luke 6:38, NIV)

The Thought – We all want to be happy, to find fulfillment with our life even when our illness or disability seems to bear down on us.

But that thing about being happy, have you ever noticed that a person is happiest after they have been willing to give something from their life first.

They say that true happiness and true fulfillment in our lives only comes when you give of your own life in some way to those around you, whether you know them or not.

They say the Great Spirit will return all that is given, multiplied several times over.  With that kind of a promise why is it that so many have a problem with giving.

With that kind of promise you would think it would be easy to step out with hope and faith, and give more than we could have ever imagined.

When you are fighting an illness or disability that giving is many times much more difficult to accomplish as we worry about the consequences of letting our guard down, which for many us could be a physical, mental or emotional disaster.

This writer many times finds the opportunity of giving of my time, energy or abilities can be found with a mental brick wall that worries about getting exhausted or having a situation develop while giving.

But to have a fulfillment of our life as we know it, to have some happiness of our life as we battle our own individual disabilities or illnesses is to give of ourselves as best we can, when and where we can.

Giving could be just helping a friend or family member out, finding a niche at a local church or organization, or maybe just doing something totally out of secret like sending get well or thank you cards to those who need or deserve it.

The important thing is, that despite the illness or disability which we may have, it is still a strong reason for our happiness and fulfillment in life to give as best we can – and trust me, through hope, failth love and grace, people and the Great Spirit will take notice, even when you may not think they have.

The Meditation – Oh Great Spirit I thank you for the opportunities which I have waiting for me to give of myself, my time and my abilities.  I know giving that by giving of myself, I will find within my heart and soul the true meanings of hope, faith, love and grace.  Thank you.